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File:Amtrak Downeaster conductor standing in Amfleet car doorway.jpg|thumb|300px|right|A conductor on an Amtrak train A '''conductor''' (American English|American and Canadian English) or '''guard''' (Commonwealth English) is a train crew member responsible for operational and safety duties that do not involve actual operation of the train. The ''conductor'' title is most common in North American railway operations, but the role is common worldwide under various job titles. Conductor job responsibilities typically include: * Making sure the train stays on schedule * Ensuring that any cars and cargo are picked up and dropped off properly * Completing en-route waybill|paperwork * Ensuring the train follows applicable safety rules and practices * Controlling the train's movement while operating in reverse * Railway coupling|Coupling or uncoupling cars * Assisting with Shunting (rail)|setting out or picking up of...
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